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Offline Roman

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Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« on: February 25, 2015, 11:23 PM »
i was eyeing the Festool ts 55 req for a while and also I liked the mft3 table but I could not afford it and today after reading about price hikes after February 28 th I went straight at my local Leevalley and got the track saw with the Mft3 and it cost me nearly 1700$ with the taxes , I like the table and the saw , the only thing is I still have to buy the 110" track in order to be able to rip a 4x8 melamine sheets and I cannot afford it yet ( maybe next year) and can't wait to put it to work

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Offline eddomak

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Re: Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 12:59 AM »
Hi, and welcome to the FOG!

Those were my first purchases as well. If money is an issue, there have been several recent threads about "home made MFT" that you could consider (but I have no idea if you can return an MFT with saw lines in it  ???), which would let you get that rail. :)

Offline Clweed

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Re: Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 06:43 AM »
I bought the holy rail ( you are going to need it eventually) and rail connectors to solve the long rail problem.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2015, 08:10 AM by Clweed »

Offline ElCabong

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Re: Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 08:08 AM »
i was eyeing the Festool ts 55 req for a while and also I liked the mft3 table but I could not afford it and today after reading about price hikes after February 28 th I went straight at my local Leevalley and got the track saw with the Mft3 and it cost me nearly 1700$ with the taxes , I like the table and the saw , the only thing is I still have to buy the 110" track in order to be able to rip a 4x8 melamine sheets and I cannot afford it yet ( maybe next year) and can't wait to put it to work
Welcome to the FOG and a great first step into Green oblivion! The FOG has been my favorite Forum and morning ritual with my coffee. It not only has made me a better woodworker but a more enthusiastic one as well.

Prior to my first purchase I scoured the FOG for advice on the packages as I almost went your route for my first purchase. However I opted to get the CT-Midi Dust extractor / TS55REQ package even though I had a shop vac that I could attach to my TS55. I was very glad I got the CT-Midi. I would highly recommend a CT as your next purchase.

It's now been close to one year and I still haven't purchased an MFT/3 however I have purchased a Domino 500, ETS-150/3, and CXS. My next purchase WILL BE an MFT/3 or..... maybe an OF-1010, Carvex, Vecturo....?  [tongue] I've got to stop going to those Festool demos.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2015, 08:21 AM by ElCabong »

Offline Roman

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Re: Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 09:08 PM »
Thanks for the reply I will probably get the 75" track with 2 connectors, and for the vacuum I will buy the auto switch , you can plug the vac and the track saw and once you hit the trigger it will start the vacuum as well and it's only 57$ at leevaley because if I buy the Festool vacuum I will end up on the streets

Offline broseiden

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Re: Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2015, 04:38 PM »
I bought one of the auto-vac switches from Lee Valley recently and have yet to use it, aside from trying it out. I do have a CT36, but I thought it would be nice to have an additional auto-on vac and figured that was the cheapest way to get another, as I already had the shopvac.

Not sure where in Canada you are, but shortly after I bought mine from LV, I found them for $40 at Busy Bee Tools. Not sure if that price is still the same, but just a heads-up so you can hopefully save a few bucks.

Eventually I bought two Milwaukee auto-on vacs from Amazon in December for $80 each. They don't have variable suction, and they're not nearly as nice as the Festool, but I like not having to rig up the vac-switch. More food for thought.


Offline Oldwood

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Re: Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2015, 09:34 PM »
The auto vac switch has a nice feature where you can plug the vac and the tool into separate 15 amp plugs in case the combination of the vac and tool kick the breaker. This has got me out of a jamb on job-sites when running the TS 75 and a large Fein vac would kick the breaker.

Gerry 
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Confucius

Offline Roman

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Re: Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2015, 09:07 PM »
I bought one of the auto-vac switches from Lee Valley recently and have yet to use it, aside from trying it out. I do have a CT36, but I thought it would be nice to have an additional auto-on vac and figured that was the cheapest way to get another, as I already had the shopvac.

Not sure where in Canada you are, but shortly after I bought mine from LV, I found them for $40 at Busy Bee Tools. Not sure if that price is still the same, but just a heads-up so you can hopefully save a few bucks.

Eventually I bought two Milwaukee auto-on vacs from Amazon in December for $80 each. They don't have variable suction, and they're not nearly as nice as the Festool, but I like not having to rig up the vac-switch. More food for thought.
I checked both stores busybeetools and leevalley they are same priced so I got it from Lv

Offline ianrose

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Re: Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2015, 07:40 PM »
I will be purchasing the MFT3 and ts 55 package this week from Elite tools . They have free delivery even for some oversized tools.  [big grin]

Offline ianrose

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Re: Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2015, 05:28 PM »
Just received my ts 55 and MFT3 .WOW !!! so pleased with it . And so easy to assemble.

Offline Roman

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Re: Bought a ts 55 with mft3 package
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2015, 12:21 AM »
Just received my ts 55 and MFT3 .WOW !!! so pleased with it . And so easy to assemble.
congrats for your new toys and soon you will figure out money well spent